Events

FinTech Festival 2017

New York, NY

The rise of FinTech is causing a complete restructuring of the global economy. Through the combination of cloud, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and more, all of the workflows that run our lives and our markets will be interconnected. The capital markets will be integrated with the real-world markets like never before, in real time. And the economy will become virtual, digital and automated.

The TABB Group FinTech Festival will bring together leading thinkers and technologists who are at the forefront of driving the FinTech economy forward.

Agenda:

12 – 1 pm - Registration & Networking

1 pm – Welcome:

1:15 pm: TABB Group Presentation on Market and Technology Drivers - Terry Roche, Principal & Head of FinTech Research, TABB Group

1:30 – 2 pm: Keynote

2-5:15pm: Breakout Streams

Cloud Stream: Next-Generation Operations for the Cloud

Cloud services for capital markets must integrate with existing capital markets operational workflows to provide seamless multi-cloud orchestration capabilities. We examine the challenges and methods to enable capital markets to operate within the cloud with transparency and surety.

Blockchain Stream: Real-World Implementations Within Capital Markets

There are a number of capital markets-focused blockchain projects either in production or heading toward production. We assemble representatives of the leading projects to discuss the lessons learned so far.

Cognitive Computing Stream: Learning the Rules

Regulatory compliance is all about understanding the rules. Over the past eight years there has been a massive expansion of the regulatory state, causing the capital markets industry to gather together all of its data for analysis. The weak link is the human analyst. We explore how cognitive computing is being trained to ensure compliance.

2 – 2:45 pm:

  • Cloud Stream: Next-Generation Operations for the Cloud

Cloud services for capital markets must integrate with existing capital markets operational workflows to provide seamless multi-cloud orchestration capabilities. We examine the challenges and methods to enable capital markets to operate within the cloud with transparency and surety.

  • Blockchain Stream: Real-World Blockchain Within Capital Markets

There are a number of capital markets-focused blockchain projects either in production or heading toward production. We assemble representatives of the leading projects to discuss the lessons learned so far.

  • Cognitive Computing Stream: Learning the Rules

Regulatory compliance is all about understanding the rules. Over the past eight years there has been a massive expansion of the regulatory state, causing the capital markets industry to gather together all of its data for analysis. The weak link is the human analyst. We explore how cognitive computing is being trained to ensure compliance.

2:50 – 3:35 pm:

  • Cloud Stream: Cloud-as-a-Service Models: Next-Generation Ecosystem

It is well know that the cloud provides significant economic benefits for the cost of computational and data operations through its infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. The next phase of cloud for capital markets is seeing the formation of enterprise-as-service models that bring together fabrics of functionality and community in the cloud. We will explore the growing cloud services ecosystem.

  • Blockchain Stream: Blockchain and Data Standards

A blockchain network will not be able to function without data standards, as there can be no validation or consensus. We examine the drivers, initiatives and offerings that will provide a standard data landscape for capital markets blockchain fabrics.

  • Cognitive Computing Stream: Natural-Language Processing – Seeing the Entire Picture

Regulators and innovative firms are now collecting and analyzing e-communications and voice data to obtain greater insight into the overall trading workflow. These methods are necessarily driven by machine learning algorithms to arrive at insight. We examine the state and future of NLP within capital markets.

3:40 – 4:25 pm:

  • Cloud Stream: Cloud for the Front Office

EMS and OMS providers have offered cloud services to their clients and as such, they increasingly are providing intermediary services to various portions of the market. We assemble the leading players in this space and review the state and direction of front-office cloud-based trading services.

  • Blockchain Stream: Blockchain – Open source, Interoperability and Data Interchange

The core of blockchain has been driven by open source, and the open source work around blockchain appears to be accelerating. We examine how open source initiatives will drive blockchain’s future and accelerate its development and adoption. We also will examine how interoperability among blockchain offerings and the existing capital markets framework will come together.

  • Cognitive Computing Stream: Client Profiling – Key to Client-Led Alpha

The most valuable data an institution has is its data on its clients. Leading firms are profiling client behavior for product creation and real-time decision support. The trends and future are examined.

4:30 – 5:15 pm:

  • Cloud Stream: Cloud, A How-To Guide for Capital Markets

Capital markets is unlike other industries as it is the first digital industry and one that is highly regulated. The ability for capital markets to move to the cloud in technological and regulatory compliance terms is complex and time-consuming. This dual-track breakout session will explore the technological and regulatory compliance aspects of cloud migration and operations.

  • Blockchain Stream: Smart Contracts: Rules and Automation for All

One of the key aspects of blockchain is the role that smart contracts will play as the ruleset and automation agent to transform workflows. We examine real-life smart contract workflows and the impact of smart contracts on capital markets.

  • Cognitive Computing Stream: Compliance and Information Security Is Blurring

Firms are realizing that the methods of data analysis and information security are quite similar, and the lines are blurring. Insiders are the greatest threat to an organization’s information. We examine the techniques being used to extend the compliance regime to profile insiders.

5:15 – 5:45 pm: Closing Keynote

5:45 pm: Closing Remarks - Terry Roche, Principal & Head of FinTech Research, TABB Group

6 – 7 pm – Cocktail Reception

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